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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, October 16, 1841   By:

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"Punch, or the London Charivari" is a collection of satirical and humorous articles, cartoons, and jokes from the 19th century. The publication provides a fascinating glimpse into the social, political, and cultural trends of the time period. The witty commentary and clever illustrations offer a unique perspective on Victorian England, making it an enjoyable read for history buffs and fans of satire. Despite being over 150 years old, the content still feels relevant and entertaining, showcasing the enduring appeal of satire as a form of social commentary. Overall, "Punch, or the London Charivari" is a delightful and insightful read that is sure to entertain and enlighten readers with its sharp wit and humorous storytelling.

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[Illustration: T]The market has been in a most extraordinary state all the morning. Our first advices informed us that feathers were getting very heavy, and that lead was a great deal brisker than usual. In the fish market, flounders were not so flat as they had been, and, to the surprise of every one, were coming round rapidly.

The deliveries of tallow were very numerous, and gave a smoothness to the transactions of the day, which had a visible effect on business. Every species of fats were in high demand, but the glut of mutton gave a temporary check to the general facility of the ordinary operations.

The milk market is in an unsettled state, the late rains having caused an unusual abundance. A large order for skim, for the use of a parish union, gave liveliness to the latter portion of the day, which had been exceedingly gloomy during the whole morning.

We had a long conversation in the afternoon with a gentleman who is up to every move in the poultry market, and his opinion is, that the flouring system must soon prove the destruction of fair and fowl commerce. We do not wish to be premature, but our informant is a person in whom we place the utmost reliance, and, indeed, there is every reason why we should depend upon so respectable an authority... Continue reading book >>

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